Will you make time?

by on April 4, 2017

Let's be real!
When you are a parent of a child with ADHD, Autism or anxiety, your care goes to the back burner.  

The bottom line is that YOU ARE A PRIORITY.  

Make sure you fill in your self-care calendar below. You can do this!

The following suggestions will get you started on a more relaxed and cared for YOU. 
  1. Have a girls or guys night. Laughing can make all the difference.
  2. Join a parent support group (or online group).  It really helps to talk with other parents who get it! 
  3. Create your own group.  Facebook has made organizing a group much easier.  Reach out to other parents in the area and ask, “Want to get together once a month for coffee or a hangout?”.  I bet you will have some takers.  You can have the kids play together at the same time.  If social challenges and meltdowns occur, who cares? They get it!
  4. Listening and dancing to your favorite music is incredibly therapeutic.  I particularly like to rock out to 80’s and disco.  I challenge you to rock out to a couple of songs each day.  Believe me when I say, music matters! 
  5. Electronics free time.  Enjoy ZERO GUILT PERSONAL time while your child has his/her earned electronics time. 
  6. Make a date with your significant other. If you have a really hard time getting away, sit outside together and have a chat at least once a week.
  7. Color. Try out those relaxing adult coloring books. LOVE.
  8. Wake up 30 minutes early. Read a book. Take a long shower. Do whatever for YOU.
  9. Exercise.  Exercise is great for reducing stress. Consider getting a gym membership where childcare is provided or checking out exercise videos on youtube.
  10. Rub a smooth shell or rock.  I ALWAYS keep one in my pocket.
  11. Schedule time to breath!  2 minutes of deep/calm breathing several times a day can make a big difference.
  12. Pamper yourself.  Take a few minutes and use a great smelling lotion or do your nails in a fun color:)
Don't forget to fill out your self-care calendar below!
Holly Blanc Moses
The Mom/Psychologist/Behavior Analyst Who Gets It
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